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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Tandoori Grilled Vegetable Sandwich

Texture Tandoori grilled veggie sandwich-1

Hello friends! How have you all been? This  space has been quiet for some time. Well, Ive been busy having fun and being lazy. No morning stress..…a true relaxed vacation. Lots of first time experiences ..Little boy busy learning to play cricket …the little girl got her first tooth! A lot of old memories being relived ..the indian monsoon…childhood favourite dishes being savoured. More on that later.
But for now I am sharing a recipe from my drafts which I made a few days before leaving for India.
The tandoori vegetables and paneer add loads of flavor to this sandwich. The coriander mint chutney is a perfect match for the tandoori vegetables. Like the veggie tortila wraps, these too make a great portable meal.

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Tandoori grilled veggie sandwich-2

Tandoori Grilled Vegetable Sandwich

Yield - Makes 1 medium sized sandwich

Things you need -


Sandwich Bread . I used Ciabatta
1 small zucchini
half a medium eggplant, sliced vertically
200 gms of paneer sliced
1 medium sized bell pepper, sliced
1 small red onion, sliced into rings
few rocket leaves, optional
2 tbsp oil
tomato ketchup, optional
1-2 tsp butter

For the marinade
3-4 tbsp thick yoghurt
2 tbsp tandoori masala powder.  See recipe below.
1-2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp garlic paste
salt as per taste

For the mint coriander chutney
handful mint leaves
handful coriander leaves
1-2 green chillies
1 clove of garlic
1 tsp salt
1tbsp lemon juice

How its done -


1. Mix the yoghurt, tandoori masala powder, chilli powder, ginger garlic paste, salt in a bowl. Marinade the eggplant, zucchini, bell pepper and paneer slices. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
2. Meanwhile prepare the mint coriander chutney by grinding all the ingredients for chutney. Keep aside.
3. Grill the marinated vegetables and paneer slices on a griddle/broiler until done for about 3-5 minutes on each side.
4. Slit the bread into 2. Butter both slices and lightly toast it if you like. Apply the mint coriander chutney and tomato ketchup if using. Place the grilled vegetables, paneer, onion rings, rocket leaves in between the bread slices. Serve with more ketchup if required.


Tandoori masala powder

Recipe loosely adapted from here.

Things you need -


half cup dried red chillies
1/4 cup coriander seeds
1 tbsp cumin seeds
half tbsp pepper
half tbsp cloves
2-3 cardamom pods
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
2 inch stick of cinnamon
1 tsp ginger powder
1 tsp garlic powder
half tsp turmeric powder

How its done -


1. Mix the red chillies, coriander seeds, cumin, pepper, cloves, cardamom, fenugreek, cinnamon in a pan and roast them on low flame until fragrant. This tales about 2-3 minutes. Take care not to burn them.
2. Grind the roast spices along with the ginger, garlic and turmeric powder in a blender or mixer until smooth. Store in an airtight container.


  1. Girl, these are screaming my name. How could anyone resist this?

  2. I am so glad you are having fun Shruti, and I can imagine the kids being pampered like crazy.
    Big on paneer and this is load of yumminess with an added bonus of the tandoori masala powder.

    1. Asha, the kids are being totally spoilt :) I guess that's what grandparents are for :)

    2. Shruti, totally true, love grandparents. Sent you a mail, check it out honey.

  3. A fabulous sandwich! What a great choice of filling.



  4. Oh My - love your sandwich! Love all the spices in the tandoori masala powder that makes up the marinade that is used on the veggies! So mouthwatering!
    Shashi @

  5. Oh my yum! and what a coincidence. I made grilled veggie sammie a few days ago. this is divine. Enjoy your precious time with the family :)

  6. Thanks Kiran! I am fan of grilled vegetables too.

  7. Absolutely something I will love to eat, any time of the day.

  8. I second Simi, that is a fantastic sandwich for any meal of the day!

  9. I love this sandwhich and I love that first pic with that wired mesh appearance in the background :)


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